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Platinum is a liquid metal robot made of platinum with almost limitless shape shifting abilities. She was designed by Dr. William Magnus a brilliant robotic expert along with along with five other robots: Gold, Mercury, Iron, Tin and Lead. These robots were known as the Metal Men.

Together, Platinum and the Metal Men embarked on a variety of adventures, their specialty fighting monsters spawned from weird science. Though the Metal Men were repeatedly destroyed, Magnus was always able to rebuild them. She was the sole female member of the Metal Men.

Platinum was often referred to as "Tina" and was infatuated with Dr. Magnus who never reciprocated her affections. Dr. Magnus tells her she has a faulty Responsometer which he believes makes her act like a real human woman. Her personality is very fiery and tempestuous and get very angry whenever Doc has a date and will happily try to split him up and get his attention back to her. She has a personality clash with Mercury the other hot head of The Metal Men.

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Abilities

  • Charisma: Platinum is extremely extroverted and has no reservation about her feelings for Will Magnus. Though Magnus shies away from Tina's affections, her charm and friendliness make her one of the most likable of the Metal Men.
  • Chemistry: Platinum is an expert in the field of chemistry as it relates to the element of platinum.

Equipment

  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
  • Platinum is somewhat a bad cook (since she has no taste buds) such as for having once fed Doc Magnus with machine oil that was used as a dressing (much to Magnus' disgust when he tasted it). But she has since improve her culinary skills.
  • An evil version of Platinum was created by the government and sent to attack Magnus after he refused to help them create androids to be used as weapons in 52.

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